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01.08.2021

Measures Lisbon, Porto & Algarve

Measures Lisbon, Porto & Algarve

(Updated August 1st)

 

General measures:

The Portuguese government has been taking all necessary public health measures to protect the entire population. The analysis of the evolution of the outbreak is constant and implementation of new measures will be carried out whenever necessary. General behavior guidelines were enacted, in which all people must adopt the following rules:

- Social distancing;
- Frequent hand washing;
- Mandatory use of mask;
- Respiratory etiquette.

 

We highlight the most relevant measures for your stay at our hotels:
(These measures do not apply to the Portuguese islands. See here measures implemented on Madeira island.)

 

LISBON, PORTO & ALGARVE:

 

- Obligation to present the European Union COVID Digital Certificate or negative test (PCR, antigen, or self-test*) at the check-in. PortoBay hotels offer free self-tests to their guests, if necessary. This measure does not apply to children under 12 years of age. PortoBay hotels offer free self-tests to their guests, if necessary. This measure does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

 

- It is mandatory to present the European Union COVID Digital Certificate or a negative test* in spas. This rule does not apply to hotel guests as they have already presented these documents upon arrival.


- Restaurants, cafés, and pastry shops with no restrictions on opening and closing hours until 2 am. Limited to groups of 6 people inside and 10 people on the terrace;

 

- Bars with the same rules as restaurants;

 

- Shops and shopping centres are open, without time restrictions;


- On Fridays from 7:00 pm, at the weekend and on public holidays, the operation of a meal service inside the restaurants, for customers not staying at the hotel, is only allowed upon presentation of the COVID Digital Certificate from the European Union or negative test (PCR, antigen or self-test*). If the meal is eaten on the terrace, this rule does not apply. Circulation inside the restaurant is allowed with the use of a mask. This rule does not apply to hotel guests as they have already presented these documents upon arrival.

 


See all current measures here.

 

 

In response to the current pandemic, PortoBay developed the hygiene and safety protocol 'Together We Care', which implements a set of measures following the guidelines of WHO and national and regional health authorities. Learn more here.

 

* In terms of testing for the aforementioned purposes, the following is allowed:
- Carrying out a laboratory RT-PCR test (or similar NAAT test), performed within 72 hours before its presentation;
- Carrying out a rapid antigen test (TRAg), verified by a certified entity, carried out within 48 hours before its presentation;
- Carrying out a rapid antigen test (TRAg), in the form of a self-test, within 24 hours before its presentation, in the presence of any health professional or pharmaceutical area who certifies that it has been carried out and the respective result;
- Carrying out the rapid antigen test (TRAg), in the form of self-test, at the moment, at the door of the establishment or space whose frequency is desired, with the supervision of those responsible for them.

 

 

 

 

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